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Luke Nguyen, APT Ambassador

Acclaimed chef, author and television personality, Luke Nguyen, joins us once again as APT Ambassador on the waterways of Asia. He's shaped a range of exclusive culinary experiences for guests to enjoy on every Mekong and Irrawaddy river cruises. Plus, you can join the chef on gastronomic journeys for an authentic look at Vietnam through his eyes.

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Whether you're attending his GRAIN cooking school in Vietnam or experiencing his signature creations on Luxury river cruises in Asia, you are sure to be inspired by one of Australia's greatest chefs.


Luke Nguyen in a kitchen holding a dish

Luke Nguyen brings his signature cooking style to every Mekong River cruise. The celebrity chef has personally designed a number of exclusive culinary experiences, including a Welcome Dinner aboard the RV AmaLotus and a five-course dinner in his signature restaurant, Indochine. Guests who choose to explore Ho Chi Minh City with APT will also enjoy a tantalising Luke Nguyen- crafted menu for a delicious dinner with an Australian accent at Vietnam House.

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On board the RV Samatha in Myanmar, sample two menus designed by Luke Nguyen in the intimate ten-seat dining venue. Each delicate dish presents the celebrity chef’s favourite Burmese ingredients, while showcasing a range of impressive modern cooking techniques and locally sourced produce. Served with quality wine, these dining experiences offer a great insight into the flavours of the region.
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You could not ask for a better ambassador than Luke Nguyen. He is a very down-to-earth person, who shares his enthusiasm and love of food, and Vietnam.

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  • Personalise your holiday in select locations with our included Freedom of Choice activities and dining options
  • Discover Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar on a wealth of included sightseeing excursions, led by expert local guides
  • A dedicated Tour director accompanies you to ensure everything runs smoothly, so you can focus on making new discoveries and lifelong memories
  • Discover Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar on APT's unforgettable journeys by land and river
  • Gain an insight into authentic local life along the Mekong river or the Irrawaddy river on a cruise with APT
  • Our award winning fleet offer unforgettable cruises in unprecedented luxury